"He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength."
Yesterday morning I felt weak.
The demands of homemaking and mothering have been weighing heavy since I had Brenna six weeks ago and I just didn't think I could handle the day planned for me. When I did get the opportunity to glance up at the clock after what seemed like hours of morning duties, I realized it was only 8:00 a.m.! The thought of such a long day ahead was overwhelming.
Jamie and I have lived in Eastern Oregon almost our entire lives. A few years ago, we had the opportunity to spend about 18 months in the Seattle area. When we had to move back to Oregon, it was a huge disappointment and we've all been living in a little bit of a depression ever since.
One blessing about the move, however, is that we've been able to live within a couple blocks of my mom. She is, of all our family, the most involved in our lives, and often takes the kids for a day of fun at Grandma's.
What a relief and a blessing it was to be able to ask her to take the eight oldest for the day. It was humbling to ask for that day of rest but the baby and I needed it badly and I am able to handle today a lot better than I would have otherwise.
God does give us strength when we ask for it. Often times, it comes through the blessed service of the people He's placed around us.
Thank you, Mom, for loving your family by serving them. I have a lot to learn from you!
Finally, the most important part of this post. I was made aware of a sweet couple who are wanting to adopt a little girl and have come up with a creative way that we can all help just a little. Please visit my post on the Hill family and pray about what you can do to take part in their adoption plans.
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This article was published in the 99th edition of The Christian Home Magazine.
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